June 27, 2015
By Marius Brianski
Photos courtesy of Henrik Vibskov
Paris, France – Designer Henrik Vibskov is obsessed with the idea of transformation and of the further development the body into his new work. The final effect presents the small line between abstract and realism, wearable fashion with animated, cartoon-like exaggerated effects.
The bases of the collection are boxy, angular shapes that are combined with those more elongated, voluminous, curvy and oversized elements. By mixing extremes in developing the silhouettes, one can see pointy power arms and relaxed dropped arms. There are both straight and circular lines in pants and shorts. The prints are both graphically sharp or fluid, irregular and even bold circles. Yet there is also the idea of playing with the lengths with high-waisted pants, shorter shirts and elongated sweaters. The idea of contrasting those shapes in one shows surprisingly turned out very harmonic.
The pieces on the runway are jackets (single or double-breasted), shirts, pants cut high to show the ankle, coats, kaftans, bombers, shorts and sweaters. The whole work mostly is expressed in basic colors like black, white, grey, navy and the occasional touches of vivid red and yellow. Accessories added are sculpted hats and eye-catching shoes.
The whole concept embodies the extremes in todays society. However, as a buyer one can find wearable pieces and those abstract more interesting for conceptual editorials.